degraded person

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Against the post-Jacobean tradition that Caliban be played as a fantastic monster, the Vaughans argue, through a credible close reading of the play, that Shakespeare wrote Caliban as a degraded person with "ultimate humanity" (19).
Punishment that produces whole classes of degraded persons and divided communities cannot be good in any real sense of the term.
Let us imagine that ten civil servants are employed to supervise two hundred "degraded persons" (e.g., welfare recipients, convicts, etc.) in digging ditches with shovels under the broiling sun.